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Head of Sixth Form Autumn 3

Our Heads of School, Kayla Raeburn-James and James Lambert, did an amazing job of hosting the 2019 Speech Day and are to be congratulated for putting together an excellent video, showcasing the many activities that have happened across our School during the last academic year. We were also treated to music from Joshua Morgan, Harry Carlson and Oliver Walker and also from Leah Fegan-Earl who played in the ensemble.

Our Deputy Heads of School did a splendid job too, making sure the proceedings went to plan. Thanks go to Simon Baxter, Sophie Bartlett and Joshua Morgan for their contribution to a day of celebration as the Sixth Form turns 25, warranting delicious cupcakes all round. Our outgoing students were recognised for their achievements and now head off to university, employment and gap years. 

The sentiments I expressed yesterday remain true for our current students: “The sculpture is already complete within the marble block, before I start my work. It is already there, I just have to chisel away the superfluous material.” Michelangelo, describing the process of creating perhaps the greatest ever marble sculpture, The David. As I mentioned, there are many parallels between Michelangelo’s work and the role of the teachers and wider staff in our school. No actual chisels are used on our students, of course, but the role of our Sixth Form Team is to recognise the character, skills and gifts a young person has and shape them to a point where that individual has the opportunity to discover and become the best version of themselves. What a privilege it is to be a part of this process and a member of this team!

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